|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1997||03/29/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Legal Rebel||American Bar Association||2012|
|Founder||Discovering Agreement||2013 - Present|
|Business Consultant||John O'Donohue/Estate of John O'Donohue||2007 - Present|
|Senior Counsel: Trademark and Litigation||Align Technology, Inc.||2005 - 2006|
|Associate||Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati||2004 - 2005|
|Associate||Vinson & Elkins||2001 - 2004|
|Associate||Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati||1998 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Cutting Edge Law||Member||2010 - Present|
|RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA v. DIAMOND MULTIMEDIA SYSTEMS INC||Ruling in favor of my client. Preliminary Injunction properly denied. Rio allowed to go to market|
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|Univ of Houston||N/A||undergraduate||N/A|
|Univ of Houston Law Center||N/A||law||N/A|
|Lawyers As Peacemakers & Healers||Discovering Agreement: Exploring Power Dynamics in Negotiation||2013|
Posted by Deeanne
Linda Alvarez has helped me negotiate contracts with literary agents and New York publishers. Through her facilitation, I was able to learn what my agent's and publisher's visions, missions, aspirations, and values were. And they were able to learn mine. Instead of sitting across the table from each other in adversarial positions, Linda's methods brought us to a round table where there was no "head" and where we sat side-by-side.
Through our discussions we were able to learn *why* each of us wanted (or didn't want) certain clauses in the contract. This dialog allowed us to tweak some language here and change some language there so that each party was comfortable moving forward.
Also included in the discussions/contracts were plans for how we were going to handle any "disagreements" that might arise. The way the Discovering Agreement is written, it has both parties committing to review the other person's vision, mission, and values. Therefore, instead of our first response to conflict being to slap a down a lawsuit, our first response is to sit back down at that round table and *talk* about our concerns to see if we can work them out.
This was a revolutionary experience for me. I'll never again sit across the table from someone I'm preparing to enter into business with. We all need to be on the same side. Linda Alvarez made this not only a reality, but a pleasure.
Posted by Brian
We've recently finished our first project with Linda, where she helped us understand international trademark protection issues & strategies, and then coordinated the whole project of registration in multiple territories; she took care of the US filings herself, and then sourced and managed the process with local attorneys for other jurisdictions. She clearly knows her stuff, and interfacing with her was always a pleasure; I look forward to working with her on our international licensing agreements next.
J. Wright, Contracts and agreements Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Linda is one of the most competent, ethical, and creative lawyers I've ever met. In my virtual community of thousands of lawyers, she stands out as one of the role models and leaders in the integrative law movement. I speak to lawyers and law students around the world and Linda is on my short list of people who represent integrity at all levels: she is one who keeps her agreements, raises the bar for those around her, and lives her life in alignment with her purpose and values. I often share the declaration which so articulately describes how she practices, who she is for her clients, and the world she works to create. I hope someday to be nearly as clear and articulate.